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    Default your favorite horror/thriller/gothic movies?

    I'm not a purist at all so i don't mind if the movie is a contamination of different genres. Some of my favorites:

    alien - ridley scott
    the innocents - jack clayton
    lost highway - david lynch
    texas chainsaw massacre - tobe hooper
    la casa delle finestre che ridono - pupi avati
    deep red - dario argento
    le locataire - roman polanski
    coma - michael chrichton
    the night of the living dead - george romero
    the haunting - robert wise
    shining - stanley kubrick
    deliverance - john boorman
    blood and Black Lace - mario bava
    picnic at Hanging rock - peter weir
    the thing - john carpenter

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    I prefer the older variety - from the post-WWI German ones like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari through to the occasionally laughable Hammer gorefests of the 60s and 70s. I also liked some of the spoof ones like Polanski's Dance of the Vampires and those that invariably starred Vincent Price, especially The Abominable Dr. Phibes and my favourite, Theatre of Blood (a very clever film despite, apparently, being derided and misunderstood by some quarters in its day).

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    I prefer the older variety - from the post-WWI German ones like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari .
    Wow, I was thinking the same thing. I also like the spoof ones, like A Comedy of Horrors. A Bucket of Blood deserves special mention, not so much for the movie itself but for Paul Horn's jazz at the beginning and their satirical take on the beat poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Tobe Hooper
    (this list could go on forever but this was my original favorite)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kv466 View Post
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Tobe Hooper
    (this list could go on forever but this was my original favorite)
    definitely one of the greatest horror movies ever. I'd like to find more movies like that one, but unfortunately though his great influence on modern horror i can't see other examples that i would put on the same level.

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    Saw 1 (2004)
    War of the Worlds (2005)
    Alien
    Nosferatu?

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    Braindead.

    There's no Psycho on your list, Norman Bates!

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    Das Kabinnett des Doktor Caligari, 1920, still the best horror film I've ever watched.
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    a few more of the older ones:

    the birds and psycho - alfred hitchcock
    carnival of souls - herk harvey
    night of the demon - jacques tourneur
    vampyr - carl theodor dreyer
    les diaboliques - henri-georges clouzot
    secret beyond the door - fritz lang
    dr. jeckill and mr.hide - rouben mamoulian
    peeping tom - michael powell

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    Top of my list at the moment would be (in no particular order):
    Witchfinder General
    Legend of Hell House
    Evil Dead
    From Hell
    Daybreakers
    The Raven (1963)
    The Thing (1982)
    Day of the Dead
    Poltergeist

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    Psycho is the only one I recall actually giving me nightmares - but then I was a sensitive 10 year old at the time!

    Others that have made me sweat or jump include Alien and The Thing while Poltergeist is just plain good fun!

    If you can forgive the creaking sets, terrible music, and limited repertory acting, Hammer Studios were entertaining - The Mummy, The Reptile, Plague of Zombies and Quatermass and the Pit were more interesting than the Dracula and Frankenstein retreads.

    But you can't forget Universal Studios' 1931 Frankenstein - Boris was The Man!
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    My favourites are The Thing, The Shining and Videodrome. I'm really not much of a horror fan, although I do like tacky B-movies like The Refrigerator.

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    Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Haunting (the old one), The Uninvited. Forbidden Planet. The Others, The Frighteners. The Mummy (Karloff), The Fall of the House of Usher (Vincent Price),

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    Shawn of the Dead
    Natalie

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    My favorite horror movie is "Shutter". The original from 2004, made in Thailand. Scariest movie ive ever seen.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0440803/
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